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I forgot my Dell Laptop password on Windows 8, how to reset?

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    I didn't use my Dell laptop in 5 months. And then i used it and I realized I forgot Windows 8 password and its the administrator account. Is there anyway to fix it without paying like lots of money.

    If you're the only administrator, you'll have to reset your PC unless you made a reset disk
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    (Original post by HarrisxK)
    If you're the only administrator, you'll have to reset your PC unless you made a reset disk
    I don't have a reset disk and how can I create a reset disk?
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    (Original post by Flametucan)
    Reset disk is the best option if it was a local account. You can reset windows 8/8.1 password without losing any data. There are many programs that can help you out such as Heirenboot, iSeePassword etc...

    P.S. If you logged in with MS account, you can reset the password on the web.
    thanks, i will try them, and I have a USB flash, hope it works!
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